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DOUBLE DECKER: Billy Decker Sweeps Time Trials at SDW XL

Wins pole positions for Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified events at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Oct. 6, 2011 — Billy Decker dominated Super DIRT Week XL Time Trials on Thursday at the New York State Fairgrounds. He captured the pole position for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris & Snapper just moments after winning the pole for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Nationwide Insurance 150. (Alex Bruce photo)

Decker, of Unadilla, N.Y., posted a lap around the Moody Mile in 29.927 seconds at 120.293 mph in his Big-Block Modified after already topping the 358-Modified field in 31.517 seconds at 114.220 mph. There were 61 cars attempting to qualify for the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris & Snapper while 50 cars tried to capture one of the prized top six positions for the 358-Modified Nationwide Insurance 150.

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“The goal coming into the day is to be the fastest car in both divisions and we were fortunate enough to get it done,” Decker said. “I don’t know how much momentum it gives you but it’s a huge disappointment when you don’t get locked into the top six. We feel we have a good enough program to be locked into the top six every year. It’s more a sense of relief when you get it accomplished than it is a morale boost.”

When Decker starts on the pole, it often spells trouble for the competition. A five-time winner of the Nationwide Insurance 150 – including the past three in a row – Decker has started from the pole twice before and both times he won. Decker is a four-time winner of the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris & Snapper, including a win from the pole in 2004.

The top six drivers in Big-Block Modified and 358-Modfied time trials are locked into the first three rows of their feature events with Friday night’s Triple 20s and Twin 20s filling out much of the remaining field.

Joining Decker in the Big-Block Modified SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 will be Billy Dunn of Watertown, N.Y.; Pat Ward of Genoa, N.Y.; Tim McCreadie of Avon, N.Y.; defending champion Stewart Friesen of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario; and Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y.

Following Decker in the 358-Modified event will be Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass.; David Hebert of St. D’Amase, Quebec; Willy Decker of Vernon, N.Y.; Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y.; and Larry Wight of Phoenix, N.Y.

Dunn will start alongside Decker in the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200. Dunn, a dominating force at Can-Am Motorsports Park the past couple of seasons, has seven Big-Block Modified victories this year but has dreams of winning at Syracuse on Sunday.

“Last year I had to pass about 20 cars in the first 30 laps, I’d really rather not have to do that if I don’t have to,” Dunn said. “If I have a chance to win this race, I’d rather win it from the front. … It would mean everything. This is what I grew up watching. It’s our biggest race. It’s our Daytona 500. I came here this year expecting to time trial well, and with our practice speed and when we were going out in time trials, I expected a top-six but I’m really happy with second.”

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News & Notes

Fitting Tribute: JR Heffner — the 2011 Mr. DIRT Track USA winner at Lebanon Valley Speedway — is running a DIRTcar 358-Modified dedicated to the memory of Calli Larkin. Larkin, daughter of Dirt Modified legend Dickie Larkin, passed away suddenly late last year. The car features Dickie Larkin’s car number (39), along with Calli’s initials over a rose and her favorite saying, “What d’ya say?”

Nick Noll Racing Returns: Nick Noll Racing, who has entered the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 in the past with Bobby Varin, Drew Ricco, Eric Palmer and Grant Hilfiger, has returned to racing after missing more than a year. Noll has hired Pennsylvania star Kevin Bates to run the familiar #6n Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block modified in the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200.

Bartemy Racing Full Assault: The Herb Bartemy-owned race team was one of the final teams to enter the pit area on Thursday, and came loaded for bear. The Bartemy team arrived with a Big-Block Modified for Ted Christopher, along with 358-Modifieds for Herb’s sons Aaron and Adam.

Flach Goes Old School: Former Lebanon Valley Speedway track champion Mark Flach came to the New York State Fairgrounds with a home-built chassis. After experimenting all season, Flach entered the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 with his own creation.

Last Minute Deals: Two Syracuse entries came together within the last week. Alan Johnson partnered up with Kenny Saya Racing to run the team’s second car in the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200, while Harry Murphy Racing decided to put together a 358-Modified for Steve Hulsizer to run in the Nationwide Insurance 150. “It’s a good thing that Wednesday got canceled, we just finished the car (Wednesday) night,” Murphy said.

“Coach” Brachmann: Chad Brachmann has experienced a lot of success at Super DIRT Week in the past. This season, Brachmann finds himself on the sidelines at the Syracuse mile. Lernerville Speedway champion Jeremiah Shingledecker is making his first attempt at the SEF Small Engine Fuel 200, and Brachmann has stepped in to help. “He’s been giving me a lot of good advice,” Shingledecker said. Shingledecker is one of 12 drivers who will compete in the Safety-Kleen Shootout on Friday afternoon.

Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds; SEF Small Engine Fuel 200 Presented by Ferris & Snapper Time Trials; New York State Fairgrounds; Syracuse, N.Y.; Oct. 6, 2011

Pos

No.

Name

Best Time

Best Speed

1

91

Billy Decker

29.927

120.293

2

49

Billy Dunn

29.936

120.257

3

42P

Pat Ward

30.413

118.370

4

39

Tim McCreadie

30.421

118.339

5

44

Stewart Friesen

30.421

118.339

6

9s

Matt Sheppard

30.432

118.297

7

3H

Justin Haers

30.475

118.130

8

32c

Vic Coffey

30.564

117.786

9

74F

Tim Fuller

30.571

117.759

10

98h

Jimmy Phelps

30.675

117.359

11

7

Rick Laubach

30.730

117.149

12

2R

Ronnie Johnson

30.770

116.997

13

14h

Jimmy Horton

30.782

116.951

14

34

Andy Bachetti

30.784

116.944

15

21a

Pete Britten

30.818

116.815

16

13

Tony Steiner

30.912

116.460

17

57

Donnie Corellis

30.917

116.441

18

99Lw

Larry Wight

30.977

116.215

19

74h

J.R Heffner

30.986

116.182

20

98

Eddie Marshall

31.022

116.047

21

115

Kenny Tremont Jr.

31.079

115.834

22

56

Vince Vitale

31.136

115.622

23

747

Ryan Godown

31.140

115.607

24

1 Jr

Mike O’Brien

31.349

114.836

25

35

Mike Perrotte

31.364

114.781

26

1h

David Hebert

31.389

114.690

27

90

Martin Roy

31.395

114.668

28

10s

Michael Storms

31.433

114.529

29

14s

Brian Swarthout

31.504

114.271

30

48T

Dave Rauscher

31.534

114.162

31

43

Keith Flach

31.645

113.762

32

2

Roy Bresnahan

31.645

113.762

33

10V

Bobby Varin

31.649

113.748

34

20

Brett Hearn

31.663

113.697

35

23

Billy VanInwegen

31.689

113.604

36

8r

Rob Bellinger

31.741

113.418

37

62s

Tom Sears Jr.

31.775

113.297

38

45

Wayne Jelley

31.903

112.842

39

21m

Bob McGannon

31.937

112.722

40

27J

Danny Johnson

31.951

112.673

41

22c

Mario Clair

31.953

112.665

42

88

Steve Hulsizer

31.955

112.658

43

10

Tim Currier

31.996

112.514

44

42

Brian Murphy

32.149

111.979

45

37md

Jeremiah Shingledecker

32.159

111.944

46

22J

Jeremy Wilder

32.173

111.895

47

77F

Mark Flach Jr.

32.200

111.801

48

8

Rich Scagliotta

32.339

111.321

49

28P

Eldon Payne

32.396

111.125

50

0

Dan Humes

32.397

111.121

51

1nys

Greg Atkins

32.542

110.626

52

61

Jean Boissonneault

32.570

110.531

53

76

Travis Braun

32.635

110.311

54

7p

Billy Pauch

32.735

109.974

55

87x

Paul Gilardi

32.868

109.529

56

4k

Jasmin Leveillee

33.215

108.385

57

B2

Ted Christopher

33.241

108.300

58

X

Adam Bartemy

33.622

107.073

59

1

Darwin Greene

33.742

106.692

60

6N

Kevin Bates

34.639

103.929

61

b3

Aaron Bartemy

35.664

100.942

62

24

Patrick Dupree

-.—

63

x22

Chuck Hosfeld

-.—

DIRTcar 358-Modified Series; Nationwide Insurance 150 Time Trials; New York State Fairgrounds; Syracuse, N.Y.; Oct. 6, 2011

Pos

No.

Name

Best Time

Best Speed

1

91d

Billy Decker

31.517

114.22

2

34b

Andy Bachetti

31.762

113.34

3

1h

David Hebert

31.768

113.32

4

1xx

Willy Decker

31.947

112.69

5

9s

Matt Sheppard

31.988

112.54

6

99L

Larry Wight

32.041

112.36

7

39

JR Heffner

32.049

112.33

8

1

Chris Raabe

32.098

112.16

9

4*

Tim McCreadie

32.119

112.08

10

76a

Ronnie Johnson

32.124

112.07

11

10V

Bobby Varin

32.162

111.93

12

66

Jimmy Blewett

32.225

111.72

13

66x

Carey Terrance

32.23

111.7

14

74F

Tim Fuller

32.294

111.48

15

42p

Pat Ward

32.299

111.46

16

14

Jimmy Horton

32.311

111.42

17

20

Brett Hearn

32.319

111.39

18

1F

Stewart Friesen

32.379

111.18

19

45

Wayne Jelley

32.468

110.88

20

27

Ryan Godown

32.487

110.81

21

22J

Jeremy Wilder

32.588

110.47

22

27j

Danny Johnson

32.612

110.39

23

24s

Brandon Sweet

32.804

109.74

24

7

Rick Laubach

32.83

109.66

25

22c

Mario Clair

32.833

109.65

26

90

Martin Roy

32.851

109.59

27

8s

Rich Scagliotta

32.863

109.55

28

151KB

Brian MacDonald

32.872

109.52

29

99

Roy Bresnahan

32.907

109.4

30

74m

Matt Billings

32.92

109.36

31

6m

Mat Williamson

33.028

109

32

35m

Mike Perrotte

33.043

108.95

33

1nys

Greg Atkins

33.08

108.83

34

61

Jean Boissonneault

33.103

108.75

35

13s

Tony Steiner

33.123

108.69

36

48

Steve Hulsizer

33.221

108.37

37

14a

Brian Swartout

33.258

108.25

38

24

Patrick Dupree

33.266

108.22

39

76

Travis Braun

33.277

108.18

40

4J

Jeff Sykes

33.314

108.06

41

72

Tommy Flannigan

33.369

107.89

42

7g

Lance Willix II

33.466

107.57

43

x22

Chuck Hosfeld

33.561

107.27

44

14cg

C.G. Morey

33.764

106.62

45

48T

Dave Rauscher

33.786

106.55

46

4k

Jasmin Leveillee

34.077

105.64

47

cO2

Craig Reyell

34.924

103.08

48

3M

Henry Maier

35.044

102.73

49

X

Adam Bartemy

35.344

101.86

50

b3

Aaron Bartemy

35.793

100.58

51

115

Kenny Tremont Jr.

-.—

52

32c

Vic Coffey

-.—

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